Following on from Monday's announcement, Miss Tara Penny will be taking up her new role after Easter, joining North Tawton School as the new Principal. She took the opportunity to visit our school on Thursday and quickly familiarised herself with the school, the children and the staff. Miss Penny is currently Head of School at Chagford and will continue to work closely with the Three Hares Hub.
The transition will take as long as is needed to ensure all the information is handed over and introductions are made. Miss Penny throughly enjoyed her visit and is due to return later this week to spend more time in our school. The Trust's leadership transformation, although quick, does allow for all leaders to spend time in their new schools.
After 16 years at North Tawton I will be sad to say goodbye, but equally I am very excited about my new role at Black Torrington and Bradford. Thanks for all your kind messages and support. More from me next week!
We are working very hard to improve the attendance rates. ALL absences must be reported to the school office and not messaged to the Dojo. If your child is absent for the following and subsequent days you need to inform the office daily. Once the registers close at 9:05 the admin team follow up all absences that have not been notified.
Please make sure you complete the absence request form if you are attending an appointment during school time. You can find the form on the Parent Information Hub.
The I ❤️Reading Challenge photos are coming in at a steady rate. Please find your reading space, take a photo and upload it to the messages on Dojo. Mrs Ware is preparing the space in the school hall to display all of the photos. Even Alf the Elf is joining in!
Arrival and Departure
The arrival and departure of the children at the gates is continuing to work very successfully. Thank you all for cooperating and making this process as easy as it can be.
8:45 gates open
9:05 registers close
9:15 after this time non-attendance will be recorded as authorised or unauthorised absence
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Reverend Nick Weldon and Wez Cutler are due to lead three special Easter Assemblies on Wednesday for the children. It will be lovely to see them again back in the school.
Wishing you and your families a lovely weekend
We are hoping to see a return to some of the usual fundraising activities in the Summer Term. Watch this space! Ideas, thoughts and suggestions are very welcome.
Keep safe and thank you for your continued support,
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